Bill Moyers Journal
Sept 12, 2008
Rage on the Radio
What happens when America’s airwaves fill with hate? BILL MOYERS JOURNAL takes a tough look at the hostile industry of “Shock Jock” media with a hard-hitting examination of its effects on our nation’s political discourse.
Media experts Brooke Gladstone and Les Payne take stock of how the media have fared in the 2008 cycle. Do political partisans on both sides prefer propaganda to the facts?
Aiding the National Guard
Response to the story “Weekend Warriors Off to Iraq.” BILL MOYERS JOURNAL gives viewers an intimate look at how deployments of National Guard troops to Iraq affect the state Governors’ ability to swiftly respond to domestic disaster at home and impact the families left behind. Traveling to New Jersey, THE JOURNAL follows families preparing for the deployment of nearly half of New Jersey’s National Guard to Iraq.
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania that aims to monitor the accuracy of major national candidates’ statements and rhetoric.
Run by veteran journalist Michael Dobbs, The Fact-Checker is a project of the WASHINGTON POST that publishes research evaluating and providing background and context to candidate statements and popular political stories.
Politifact and Truth-0-Meter
Politifact is an extensively cross-referenced fact-checking resource run as a joint project by the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES and CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY.
Bill Moyers mentions Jackie Calmes’ September 9, 2008, NEW YORK TIMES article “’08 Rivals Have Ties to Loan Giants.” For more information please visit the Center for Responsive Politics database of campaign contribution information Opensecrets.org.
Rage on the Radio
Segment from the September 12, 2008 broadcast of Bill Moyers’ Journal. Correspondent Rick Karr examines the consequences of hate speech by right-wing radio talk show hosts.
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